Kitesurfing Lessons Options and Prices
With ten years of teaching and kiteboarding experience I have built a keen understanding of the different skills needed and the obstacles students will overcome on their path to becoming a safe kiter. I have incorporated some of my own with many pre-existing drills and skill building exercises to streamline and simplify the learning process. Comfort in the water, athleticism, and available time to practice all affect how quickly a student will pick up and retain the skills needed to become a confident kite surfer. Kiteboarding in New England has many variables that are unique to this area and having a local instructor who is experienced with the intricacies of the New England ocean, weather, and beach rules is a must. I consider it my task to provide you with all the information and tools you need to safely start kitesurfing on your own.
Spending time with a trainer kite and watching instructional videos before your lesson greatly reduces the learning curve for getting on the water. A 4-line/de-power trainer kite is most similar to the real thing.
Getting signed up:
The first step is to follow my FB page for upcoming lesson announcements.
You can sign up through email or join one of our weekly ground lessons to get signed up in person.
Ground lessons are held any time that water lessons are not already taking place.
A Ground Lesson is prerequisite to all water lessons. Please do not ask to skip the ground lesson!
There are many factors that go into getting a great day of lessons such as wind, tides, and weather. To ensure you get a quality lesson we ask that you call/text or email with your name, your experience level, and the days/times you are available. We will respond as soon as possible to set a final date and time. If lessons are canceled due to wind or bad weather deposits will be refunded or credited towards your lesson on the next good day.
All open lesson slots will be posted on our Facebook Page. Open slots are available to any student who is signed up regardless of their appointment date.
Course Options (Kiteboarding and Wakeboarding)
Ground Skills - (~1 hr)
Held on Zoom
Price: $100 per student (prerequisite for Kite Camp, Board Camp or Jet-ski Lessons)
This course can be booked at any time regardless of wind and weather and is required to begin water lessons. In this class we will discuss all the safety measures and decision making required to have a safe and fun time on the water. We will learn how to choose a beach and proper weather conditions for kitesurfing. This is also the time to ask any general questions you have about kitesurfing in New England and maybe meet a friend to take lessons and practice with.
Kite Camp - (4hrs)
(maximum 2 students per instructor)
Price: $500 per student
In this class we get started with the basics of set up and how to fly the kite. We will go over how to properly set up and inspect your gear, as well as how it all works. We will also go over the process of launching and landing a kite and the use of its safety systems. We will work on basic kite skills, learn how to get power and get moving in the water, how to stay under control while powered up, and learn basic safety skills. The majority of students will be able to proficiently fly a power kite on their own after this lesson.
Board Camp - (4hrs)
(maximum 2 students per instructor)
Price: $500 per student
*Kite Camp required
For students who have completed Kite Camp and are ready to start getting the board on their feet. We will work on board riding skills such as water starts, riding downwind, upwind riding, speed control, and transitions. The majority of students will be popping up and making short rides in both directions by the end of this lesson.
* Free 1hr private supervised ride for students who purchase gear to ensure a safe first session without an instructor.
Boarding Pass 1- (Kite Camp (4hrs) + Board Camp (4hrs)+ $200 gear credit + 2hr private lesson after gear purchase*)
Price: $1200 10hrs* ($1600 value)
For those fully committed to becoming a kitesurfer, this is the way to go! This option includes the Kite Camp ($500), Board Camp ($500), and $200 credit towards the 2021 Eleveight RS Freeride Package as well as a 2hr Private Lesson ($400) once you have purchased your own gear! The Boarding Pass is completely transferable but is non-refundable. By the end of this course you should be ready to get out and ride on your own.
*This course is best suited for those who have a flexible schedule to make time available when the weather and wind are good.
*This course is best suited for students who are absolutely sure they have the time, desire, and $$ to purchase gear and become a Kiter. !WARNING!-Kitesurfing is highly addictive!
*2hr Private Lesson is taught after purchase of your own Eleveight 12m Freeride Package.
Solo Kite Time (gear rental) - (3hrs)
(for students only!)
*Completion of Kite Camp and Board Camp are required
For students who have finished their lessons and are eager to get on the water and practice but are not ready to purchase gear. An affordable gear rental only available to students who have shown themselves to be self sufficient and responsible riders. Includes kite, bar, board, and harness.
Custom Private Lessons:
Price: $200/hr (1 student per instructor)
Students must take all lessons first
*3hr or 5hr blocks
Unstructured water time to work on whichever skills you feel need help. This is a good option for students coming from other schools to complete their training, students who have completed their courses but would like some more time with an instructor before kiting on their own, and students looking to learn some more advanced skills like jumping and tricks.
Jetski Prep (30 min) (Free with Jetski Lessons)
This is a free tutorial to get you prepared for a lesson with a jetski. It is required for all students before any jetski lesson will be available. We will go over all signals and communication systems between the student and instructor. We will go over the procedures for getting on and off the ski with a kite. We will also discuss all possible emergencies and procedures to ensure a safe lesson.
(Jetski Lessons are 3hr private 1 on 1 lessons)
*A Kite Camp must be completed before any Boat Lessons and students must be proficient with kite control and body dragging.
*Benny the head instructor is a USCG Licensed Captain and will always be present for any boat services.
A new addition to our teaching options! The Jetski lesson allows student to drift downwind without a need to walk the kite back upwind. This allows for much more time on the kite and allows students to take unrestricted rides once they are popping up. One truly frustrating aspect of my job is the limited time each year that I can teach, compared to the demand for lessons. There are always students who end up without a lesson at the end of the season. A great advantage of Jetski Lessons is we now can teach during high tides which will open up availability to more students in the season.
(3hrs $300 total) (2 person minimum-4 person max)
*Board, life jackets, and tow rope are provided but feel free to bring your own.
*2 person minimum required for spotter
Finally, Someone on the North Shore is offering wakeboarding! I am very excited to finally have my USCG Capt Lic. and be able to offer both Kiteboarding and Wakeboarding from the new boat. If the wind isn't blowing but you still want to get on the water this is a great option.
Summer Kite Camp Specials!
Active and retired military personnel, law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, Nurses, and Teachers all get $50 off of Kite Camp. (must have valid credentials)
All students get $100 credit towards a day of wakeboarding!
*Specials CAN be combined.
- Lessons begin/end as scheduled, students are encouraged to show up 15-20 minutes early to find parking,
get into wetsuit, set up gear, and maximize lesson time.
- Scheduling is dependent on weather and wind. Any lesson canceled due to weather will be made
up at next possible date or refunded (students choice)
- Full tuition must be paid and all safety waivers must be signed before each lesson begins.
- Kite, Bar, board, and harness will be provided for lesson.
- Students are required to bring their own wetsuits (recommended), water footwear (required). If you need a wetsuit please let me know before your lesson and I can order you one.
- All group discounts are reliant on students enrolling and taking their course together.
- All gear rentals require deposit of $500 in case of damage.